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secretary of state, senator john kerry is nominated to be america's top diplomat. and good news -- the end of the world did not come today, but that did not stop some very colorful displays to mark the mine and events. -- the mayan event. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. one week after the horrifying shootings in newtown, connecticut, which left 20 children and six adults dead, the nation's top today to remember the victims, but it was also the day the country's leading gun lobby, the national rifle association, chose to lay out its case for why armed guards at every u.s. school would help prevent similar tragedies in the future. the bbc's north america editor reports. >> the church bells tolled out the exact time when a week ago a young man with an assault rifle began his massacre of children. they stood in prayer and in silence in the rain. in a town still numb, the bells tolled 26 times, one for each of the victims of the school. inside the white house, president obama and his staff since silent for a minute. beyond the grave,
states of america isn't a bad word. and when you hear your glass breaking at 3:00 a.m. and you call 911, you won't be able to pray hard enough for a gun in the hands of a good guy to get there fast enough to protect you. so why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect the president of our country or our police but bad when it's used to protect our children in our schools? >> to be clear, this wasn't a press conference. it was a statement. no questions were taken. that doesn't mean there weren't any interruptions. >> stop killing our children. it's the nra and assault weapons that are killing our children. >> protesters accused the nra of having blood on its hands. i'll be speaking to one of those in a moment. wayne lapierre paused and then continued and blamed the violence on video games, on the media, on just about everything but guns. they said the news media is consumed with hate for the nra, but the proposal to have armed guards in schools in america is stirring the most debate. jeffrey, let me lay my cards on the table off the top here. i watched that press conference or
>>> good evening. tonight, guns in america, the number one issue in america a week after the mass shooting in sandy hook. the nra breaks its silence. president obama and communities all over america paused in a moment of silence. president obama is calling for a ban on assault weapons. today, the nra offered a rather different solution. publicly breaking the silence. the silence for the first time since the massacre, the nra proposed a sweeping plan to have armed guards at every school in the nation. >> the truth is our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters. people that are so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons that no sane person can ever possibly comprehend them. they walk among us every single day. and does anybody really believe that the next adam lanza isn't planning his attack on a school? since when did a gun automatically become a bad word? a gun in the hands of a secret service agent protecting our president isn't a bad word. a gun in the hands of a soldier protecting the united states of america isn't a bad word. and wh
stephanopoulos on "this week." >>> now to the wrangling over the fiscal cliff, sending shock waves across america's 401(k)s. take a look. the dow closed down more than 120 points, with the deadline just 11 days away and lawmakers heading home for the holidays. shortly before we came on the air, the president came out swinging with a message for congress. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl tells us where things stand tonight. >> reporter: in the halls of congress tonight, not a creature is stirring. no deal is in sight. with a deadline looming and seemingly no hope anywhere, the president made one last appeal tonight before washington goes on vacation. >> as we leave town for a few days to be with our families for the holidays, everybody can cool off. everybody can drink some eggnog. now is not the time for more self-inflicted wounds. certainly not those coming from washington. >> reporter: but the two sides don't even seem to be trying anymore. what are we going to do now? >> i'm interested in solving the major problems that face our country. that means house leaders, senate lead
signs advertising them, and in doing so they tell every insane killer in america that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk. how have our nation's priorities gotten so far out of order? think about it. we care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. american airports, office buildings, power plants, courthouses, even sports stadiums are all protected by armed security. we care about our president, so we protect him with armed secret service agents. members of congress work in offices surrounded by capitol police officers. yet when it comes to our most beloved, innocent and vulnerable members of the american family, our children, we as a society leave them every day utterly defenseless. and the monsters and the predators of the world know it and exploit it. that must change now. the truth is -- >> nra, stop killing our children! st the nra -- [inaudible] not armed teachers. we've got to end the arming, end the violence! we've got to stop the killing! [inaudible] the nra is killing our children! we've got to stop the violenc
from the top spot. and nation, you did it. yesterday "america again" hit number one on amazon! wooooooooo! [cheers and applause] literally -- literally read it and weep, bill! this is huge. "killing kennedy" has been on the amazon charts for ten weeks! nine weeks longer than it took him to write it. [ laughter ] not only did "america again" beat out "killing kennedy," it also beat out the kinky, psychosexual novel "fifty shades of grey" due, i'm sure, to my book's graphic depictions of depraved sadomasochistic sex. [ laughter ] once again, my apologies to doris kearns goodwin. [ laughter ] as for papa bear, i have so crushed my hero, i look forward to his next book "killing a fifth of bourbon in a puddle of my own tears" by bill o'reilly but my book is not the only thing that has captured the imagination of america. the country is gripped by the prospect that i will be appointed to replace jim demint in the us senate by south carolina governor nikki haley. [cheers and applause] and i am raking in the -- it's electric! and i am raking in the endorsements. for instance, when ask
officer in every school in america. that would require hiring at least 132,133 new police officers. now just based on the median salary for police officers in america, that would cost $6.7 billion a year. there is not a town or city or state in america that has extra money lying around today to hire extra police officers. if $6.7 billion had to be raised from new taxes, then, of course, grover norquist would use all of his powers to oppose those taxes. grover norquist, who is, of course, a member of the board of the national rifle association. so the ceo of the nra took to a microphone in washington today to suggest a solution to the massacres of children in our schools and the solution is something he and his friends would not be willing to pay for. and he and his friends would attack any politician who attempted to pay for it. he reached for a variety of ways to make his point. >> we care about our money. so we protect our banks with armed guards. >> i don't know about you, but i cannot remember the last time i was in a bank that had an armed guard. all banks had them when i was a kid
.com/booktv. >> enter now eboo patel, a member of president obama's inaugural council argues that america should strive to be a pluralistic economy where religion is a bridge to cooperation rather than official between people. this is about an hour 20. [applause] >> good evening and thanks for being here. i am very excited to be with my newest best friend, eboo patel. i have had a wonderful time reading his book. i'm very excited about having a conversation with him and in drawing him into that -- drawing you when that conversation. one of the delights is his disclosing something of his own spiritual practice, particularly during the holy season of ramadan. he had me when he said that prior to entering the day he would get up, have his small breakfast and then have a time with a poem. one of my favorite poets. i thought it would be wonderful if we all could have a moment of centering around one of his favorite running pomes. how does that sound? all right. thank you for that invitation and thank you all for being here this is a poem that i actually first heard in turkey. come, come, whoever you are, wo
in america a public health threat, right? you talk about the freedom, the freedoms we have in this country where the public health risk, 30 some thousand people killed every year. cdc says it's $38 billion, the cost of society of gun violence. >> what's so astonishing about the debate of gun violence, it's different from the '90s when i first started covering this issue. you have people arguing very seriously now that the way to stop or limit gun violence is to have more guns. give guns to teachers. give guns to security guards. more guns. that argument was too ridiculous to even be uttered in the '90s. now senators, governors are saying that's the way to protect more people. >> bulletproof backpacks for kids. >> you know it's just common sense. imagine if somebody had had a gun in an audience in a darkened movie theater in aurora. are you roadwayel really going to start spraying in the dark? police officials who killed bystanders when they took on criminals at the empire state building? come on, these are trained marksmen. >> think back to your teachers in elementary school and grade scho
as the moment of america's first antiwar movement actually coming into being. there was anti-war sentiment during the revolution and certainly during the war of 1812, but that sentiment was limited. what you see happen is a consensus across the board. people from different regions of the country, soldiers in the field to officers, politicians, all the signing that a war that was being more less successfully waged in another country was wrong and actually protesting that war. i think this is an interesting moment in american history cover and it takes place in the world that people don't know much about. people don't write about it a lot. it does not have a big place in the historical imagination of americans, and there are a number of reasons for that. often confused with the texas revolution that happen before or ignored altogether. one historian stalker of the u.s.-mexico war, they tend to think about the war in relationship to the civil war. they merit the u.s.-mexico war as the first stop on the road to secession, arguing that the land that came from mexico with the close of the war wa
. more horrendous than anything i thought could happen in the united states of america. these massacres are happening in our shopping malls, our movie theaters, our businesses in our offices. in the only thing consistent and all of them is the guns. i would like to introduce one of our co-sponsors of the legislation we hope to introduce a lot with the house of representatives, the senior senator from the greek state of connecticut going -- the great state of connecticut going through a difficult time. >> thank you. let me first thank you for your leadership going back to 1993 and before when i was speaking to advocate in the state of connecticut a similar law to the one adopted here banning assault weapons. this has been a heroin, terrific week in the state of connecticut, culminating in today's moment of silence at 9:30. the end of the week and i spent the better part of the time meeting with first responders, families, going to funerals and wakes and speaking with ordinary people of newtown and the state of connecticut. the refrain i have heard over and over again from newtown and con
:30 this morning, church bells across america rang out in a moment of national silence. one chime for each victim of the tragedy that struck newtown, connecticut, one week ago. yet even as this nation comes together to mourn, we remain deeply divided. all weeknight line has dedicated our broadcast to examining the complex relationship between america and its guns. tonight the most divisive day yet. here's my coanchor, terry moran. >> reporter: in newtown this morning, silence, one week after the children screaming and the madman shooting. sigh length across the country. silence in the oval office. and that ancient marker of mourning and remembrance, church bells. [ bells tolling ] >> reporter: the pain is still raw, the horror still fresh. but in washington the debate is already beginning and today a key voice, a powerful voice was at last heard. >> the national rifle association. >> reporter: wayne lapierre, the long-time executive vice president of the nra, took to the podium in washington just an hour or so after the national moment of remembrance. for a week, the nra had been silent, uncharac
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in america that is full of opportunity and possibility, as much opportunity and possibility that our parents and our grandparents left for us. but we are only going to be able to do it together. we are going to have to find some common ground. the challenge we have got right now is that the american people are a lot more sensible and a lot more thoughtful, and much more willing to compromise and give and sacrifice and act responsibly, than their elected representatives are. that is a problem. there is a mismatch between how everybody else is thinking about these problems, democrats and republicans up side of this town, and how folks are acting here. we have to get the aligned. and we only have 10 days to do that. i hope every member of congress is thinking about that. nobody can get 100% of what they want. this is not simply a contest between parties in terms of who looks good and who does not. there are real world consequences to what we do here. i want next year to be a year of strong economic growth. i want next year to be a year in which more jobs are created, and more businesses are sta
coming up after 2:00 p.m. >>> one of the biggest gun retailers in america says it did a lot of soul searching after the newtown massacre. but in the end, customers wanted guns. >>> in the 3:00 hour, we'll take a closer look at how other countries view america's fascination with guns including japan where almost no one owns firearms. >>> and it's that time of the year when everyone gets sick. at 4:00 p.m., doctor sanjay gupta will explain how to avoid getting the flu. your money starts right now. >>> just days to go before america goes over a fiscal cliff. an outcome looking more likely every hour. washington's willingness to take america to the brink threatens its prosperity. i'm ali velshi. this is "your money." the latest negotiations comes down to useless symbolic moves and haggling between grown men. put bluntly, your elected officials are wasting time while the clock ticks. house speaker john boehner announced his plan b to let bush-era tax cuts expire for earners making more than a million dollars a year. and he wants to replace automatic cuts in defense spending set to start
san francisco one of the best baseball towns -- no, the best baseball town in america. [cheers and applause] let us now welcome and please show your love and enthusiasm the mayor of city and county of san francisco the honorable edwin lee. former mayor and current lieutenant governor the honorable gavin newsom. the city chief of protocol charlotte schultz, and her husband former secretary of state george schultz. former mayor willie brown. [cheers and applause] and former mayor frank jordan. we want to acknowledge the husband of united states senator and former mayor dianne feinstein, mr. richard bloom. the wife of former mayor gina mos coney and the wife of former mayor joe alliteo, catherine. the sister of former mayor george christopher. the board board and the rest of the city family who has made this event possible. we are also honored to be joined by several giants dignitaries. president and ceo larry baer and his wife sam. [cheers and applause] . giants vice president and general manager brian saibian and his wife amanda. [cheers and applause] the wife of the skip
. >> there is a problem in america with the christian forces being weak. >> that's right. i'm telling you, bill, wimpy pastors produce wimpy christians. >> they see jesus as this little wimpy guy who walked around plucking daises and eating birdseed. [laughter] >> jon: plucking daises and eating birdseed? i think you're thinking of russell brand. it's a common mistake. to think of him. no, the truth is i think even most non-christens don't particularly care that for about 10% of every year the public sphere is dominated by this one particular religious celebration in the same way christian don't care that people say happy holidays and seasons greetings because you don't always know the religion of the person you're greeting. merry christmas and they say back to you [inaudible]. so you don't know. so what are these atheist bullies want? i'm assuming a dictatorship of godlessness. >> we're stopping the government from preferring one religion over another. >> we demand equality from the government and it's our constitutional right. you should be demanding it along with me. >> jon: yes! we should because
is a good guy with a gun. >> even supporters of the nra called the organization out of touch with america. lawmakers and top educators fired back. they say any solution also needs to include gun control and mental health care. >> i don't believe that the only way to stop violence by guns is to give the other person a gun. >> -- have acknowledged that armed police officers may be a part of the solution, but also add that's going to cost money and wouldn't necessarily prevent another shooting like last week's tragedy in newtown from happening again. either way, this debate is sure to heat up. more than 400,000 americans have already signed online petitions calling for gun control and president obama has promised to seek legislation next year. reporting live in washington, i'm danielle lee, larry, back to you. >> many thanks. we appreciate the update. >>> now, we had cnn's -- >> i honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. it's incomprehensible. >> you're unbelievably stupid man, aren't you? >> it seems to me that you'r
♪ ♪ for purple mountains' majesty above the fruited plain america america god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ and crown thy good >> our gaggle here was almost unanimous in naming that ad one of the most memorable and effective ads in the campaign, that's saying something in a race where nearly a billion dollars was spent on television advertising alone. what was interesting here, kevin and stephanie, both of you picked that ad as the most effective. and both of you on the democratic side, you both picked the most effective ad on the republican side. >> he tried. you tried. it's okay to make a change. >> so i thought that was interesting. it's almost like you're respecting the other's work. kevin, you picked "america the beautiful." >> i remember when that ad came out. it was previewed on a sunday morning. the first time i saw it was while we were on air. i remember while it's playing, that's a very good ad. i remember, it's often times that we use a candidate's words against him. i never heard them use his singing against them. >> they used it again and again and again. i could not ta
be here that we decided this weekend to also require the americas cup to celebrate -- to require the san francisco giants to have a play off game, the 49ers to play this weekend, the blue grass festival to be here, the parade, as well as the castro sea fair to coincide and welcome you in style. but i wanted to say a few words about the one thing that keeps me up as the head of the legislative body here in san francisco. the reason why i sit with many of our first responders on our city's disaster council, the reason why a few years ago chief white and i led almost a half a billion dollar bond campaign to rebuild the water, fire, and police infrastructure. about every six months i literally wake up in the middle of the night thinking about what would happen if a disaster struck our city. and i think about this and i think i have these nightmares really for three reasons. one, everyone who lives in san francisco knows that in 1906 we were hit not just by an earthquake, but by an earthquake that led to a fire that burned down literally every single neighborhood in the district that i curren
visit booktv.org. >> author jon meacham recount it is career of america's third president d recounts the career of america's third president, thomas jefferson. he reports that despite his strong beliefs and opposition to confrontation, president jefferson was able so successfully lead the country in a highly partisan political environment. this is just under an hour. [applause] >> it's all downhill from there. [laughter] my lawyer will take any complaints later. thank you so much, and thank you to what, for what you all do here. i am a, i shopped here as a young washington monthly editor. shopped is too strong. we didn't have any money. as you all may remember, washington monthly editors were paid $10,000 a year which, as kate boo -- who won the national book award last night adding to her amazing list of of accomplishments -- kate used to say she knew she had actually graduated from the monthly when she could buy entrees as well as appetizers in restaurants. so i never actually spent money here, but i'll try to fix that. i am enormously grateful. i am a southerner, i'm from tennesse
will be for all people. christmas is a time to celebrate and america right now needs to sel celebrate. people are down and discouraged. we had four, nearly five years of bad economic news. we need a party. [ laughter ] >> we need to celebrate. >> when pastor warren says you need a party, all right. >> i bring you good news of great joy. by the way which shall be for all people. >> sean: can we turn the water into wine, too, in the process? >> it christmas is not just for christians. which hall be for all people. it is for all people. a time for celebration. >> the angel said behold i bring to you born in this day in the the city of david is a savior this christ the lord. we all need a sav saviour. >> we need saving from our sins. from ourselves. from our faults. but a lot of people need being saved financially. they need to be saved emotionally. they need to be saved relationally. out of a life of drug abuse or a battered wife. throw the football are a lot of people. there is -- there are a lot of people -- the sal expectations is personal and -- the salvation is personal and it is universal
in north america in our core business. it was entirely our fault. no excuses. we have made a leadership change and that takes effect starting now. but there were parts of our business that were very strong. visual analytics were up. there's no question there is strong demand for our products. we failed to execute in certain areas. >> okay. there was one -- i know everyone knows the federal government is having a tough time. they seem to have spent less with you than they did previously. the federal government stiff you? what happened? >> it was bad execution. i can't blame anybody but myself. we had a greater than 90% drop in that business and that's just bad execution. but on the other side we were up 50% in the west. we were you were 50%, 60% in the south and in the northeast. so we had great strength in many areas but areas like the government, the center region, canada, latin america, we had poor execution. >> now, you do some work -- this is the first time i asked you about this. for the oil and gas industry. what do you guys do for oil and gas? we know what do you for amazon, what
kerry to make america's top diplomat as the country is leaving two wars but facing issues in syria, iranian and north korea. >> john's entire life has prepared him for his role as the son of a foreign service officer. he has a deep respect for the men and women of the state department. the role they play in advancing our interests and values, the risks that they undertake and the sacrifices they make along with their families. >> john mccain congratulated kerry on his nomination and the republican from arizona says he will consider him as secretary of state but did not promise his support. >> my view on whether senator kerry should be secretary of state will not be based on difference of view. we had differences of view going back to 1991 when he said desert storm will fail but it's my view to carry out responsibilities. >> reporter: kerry kept quiet and hillary clinton wasn't able to make it to the white house at all. she is still recovering from the concussion that is preventing from testifying about what she knew before after and during the deadly attack in benghazi. >> heather:
across america. millions of folks, myself among them, doing a lot of last-minute shopping. nbc's michelle franzen is along 5th avenue here in midtown manhattan where the buying seems to be brisk. michelle, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, lester. shoppers are out tonight on this last saturday before christmas, typically one of the busiest days of the shopping season. whether shoppers are wrapping up gift buying or just getting started. but for some, that uncertainty over the fiscal economy is also affecting how much they'll spend. with just three more days to shop before christmas, the crowds are out in full force on this super saturday. >> i know who i need to buy for but not what i'm buying yet. >> reporter: even as uncertainty over the fiscal cliff is on the minds of some shoppers. >> it's sort of scary. it's concerning. >> reporter: a poll out this week of 1500 americans showed that 17% are planning to spend less due to money concerns. still, retail analysts say holiday sales are ontrack to rise 4.1% to $586 billion the most optimistic forecast since the recession. >> if
? conservatives wartime, more money and to more blood. thank you. [applause] john: america has more than 400 billionaires'. i say they are cheap because until recently they did not give a lot to charity. 1997 ted turner promised to donate $1 billion to the wind. united nations? they squandered mone if business tycoons do more for the world than two reinvests of the business creates jobs and wealth for everyone. why is giving away better? >> why not do both? john: i am happy if bill gates gives nothing. >> this is why people don't like newsmen. i know your dirty tricks. there is nothing more to say. good by. i of walking off the set. [laughter] john: it is true that businessmen like ted turner to the right thing. says your on broke from the ayn rand institute. how did they become a billionaire? creating a product service to benefit everybody we know because it pays -- repay for it. we get more value than what we give up. bill gaes has improved hundreds of millions of lives he has touched every human being. >> to also employ people that charity keeps on giving. >> you pay employees but they ar
and it only happens in america. >> jon: is this the time for liberals and their media lap dogs wto push the agenda against guns? time magazine names its man of the year and guess what? it's barack obama. are you surprised? on the panel this week, writer and fox news contributor, judy miller. richard grenle, who served as press spokesman for the last four u.n. ambassadors to the u.n. jim pinkerton conservative magazine and daily beast columnist kirsten powers. i'm jon scott. fox news watch is on right now. now. >> you were aware of the security risk there, we've read the cables. you were fully aware and either you send people there with security or you don't send them there. >> i looked at the people streaming through the front gate in benghazi, that wouldn't have taken that much to stop that attack if indeed they'd have been-- they would have responded to it immediately. >> the president and high level officials of this administration immediately after the attack and for days afterwards kept talking an overwhelming part of their discussion of the issue dealt with movie rage about these
african-american church. that is where the inauguration church services took place for america's first black president, bill clinton. [laughter] now, all little nap here for you. things start off at the white house and move along pennsylvania avenue toward the capitol which is on the right. there is a traditional copy of the white house the takes place. it's a big deal on the days when there's a transition from one president to another. it began in 1961, net was a year or allow these pictures were made available. you don't normally see these pictures. here's eisenhower and kennedy command at the same time you have four women together, and these four women actually were the first ladies of our country between 1953 and 1974. on the left that's eisenhower who was the of calling firstly with her back to us, ladybird johnson, jacqueline kennedy who became the new first lady in 1961, and pat nixon, the outgoing wife of the vice-president at that time. another thing that takes place on inauguration day one is a change of power is that by tradition yet going president leaves and of for his suc
the opportunity and skirted up. -- screwed it up. >> we have two chinese immigrant families representing america. it is hard to imagine it in reverse from the chinese side. they're not an immigrant-based society. >> do they take it as an honor? >> yes. they also want to claim him. you know, as part of the greater china community. and then there is a bit of a disappointment, but it is an amazing moment in american history. >> i guess you want over there just before or after the big confrontation in august over the debt crisis. what has been their view of how our political system is working, whether we are worthy partner? >> the views of a top chinese government leaders is to have great confidence in the u.s. economy. they have made those statements to the top american leaders that have gone, all the way from vice president biden, and xi jinping met with president obama in february of last year. they expressed great confidence in united states. they're always asking about how the recovery is going. they believe that we will get our fiscal house in order. they know how dependent they are, and that
>> the only thing that stopped a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> america's powerful pro gun lobby comes out fighting after a connecticut school shooting. >> hello. this is "al jazeera," live from doha. also making the headlines -- former presidential contender john kerry nominated to be the new secretary of state. keeping his promise, italian prime minister mario monti steps down. could silvio berlusconi make a comeback? and apocalypse not. we're all still here. >> america's powerful gun lobby wants armed guards at every school in the u.s. the national rifle association came a week after 20 young children and six duments were killed. >> 26 bell tolls for the moment the shooting happened a week ago. washington, d.c. protestorses toled with security outside the national rifle association event. inside two protestors disrupted proceedings twice. the n.r.a. is a powerful lobby inner the constitutional rights to bear arms. n.r.a. speakers marked the start of a serious national conversation to prevent school shootings. their main idea, more guns in schools. >> the only way
from capitol hill because they are so disheartened by politics in america. they are very disheartened and they think look we should just stick to principles. we should do a reagan stick to our principles. let the chips fall where they may and then at least we will be able to have a principled platform from which to make the argument for real reform in government. >> that's what we should do. >> laura: go ahead. you can wrap up. >> a lot of people feel that way, laura. but the reality is that we have got these self-imposed penalties by congress on themselves. the far right conservatives don't want to raise taxes on virtually everyone. that's what's going to happen. the far left and the middle left doesn't want to have? i spending cuts. so they have given themselves this pickle and now they have this ridiculous challenge of actually having to do something. >> laura: dee dee, do you know what i was thinking today? >> what, laura? bill. >> laura: it would have been nice if we had discussion of this during the campaign. would have been nice if we had mitt romney give a speech in december
question is going to be making america safer. that will be the challenge. ultimately, i think the ark of this debate will swing toward strong, serious proposals. the american people will not stand by idly for another newtown. >> thank you, everybody. thank you. >> next, a look at negotiations rubble around the so-called fiscal cliff on friday here in washington. first, speaker boehner's morning news conference, followed by house minority leader's nancy pelosi i. then president obama friday afternoon from the white house. issue is not whether health care will be stigmatized or condemned. we know the answer to that. the issue is how many different times can the government to punish him as a result of that moral condemnation. the answer in the double jeopardy clause is one. >> starting monday and a threat christmas week, c-span.org radio is featuring supreme court arguments by current justices before they were on the bench. you can listen to c-span.org radio in the washington baltimore area at 90.1 fm. or online at c-span.org. >> if you worked for him, you would get a material, sometimes
and get no interest if paid in full within 12 months. america's gift headquarters. walmart. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. [ bells tolling ] >>> there's the bells that tolled this morning at approximately the time of the shootings as they occurred one week ago today. the national rifle association gave its first statement today since the day that changed everybody in newtown, connecticut, and perhaps around the couny. one of the worst mass shootings in the history hof the country. on tuesday, they said they were prepared to offer, and i quote, meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. unquote. a full million members strong, nra is of course one of the most powerful and hardline organizations in america. when they say that things like meaningful contributions, people take notice. today,
. fleischmann and by our sole corporate sponsor, mutual of america, designing group, individual, and retirement products. that's why we're your retirement company. >>> welcome. the bells rang for the lost. charlotte bacon, olivia engle, anna marquez green, catherine hubbard, emilie parker, jack pinto, noah posner, jessica ricos, benjamin wheeler, and allison wyatt. all were 6 years old. daniel barden and grace mcdonald were 7. six adults died with them. mary sherlock, dawn hochsprung, victoria soto. it helps to say their names to rescue them from the statistical anonymity that always settles over these awful events. it helps those of us distanced from the loss to imagine to even grieve the emptiness of the homes and hearts of those who loved them. we will never forget. we mourn, move on, and too soon forget. then it will happen again some day. we'll scratch our heads and ask ourselves, was the last time newtown or columbine? was it aurora or that college in virginia? once again, we will mourn, move on, and too soon forget. there is an old saying that in remembrance is the secret of redemption.
violence in america including 20-year-old video games, and they reverse an opportunity to heal the country for a commercial for more guns. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> congressman jim moran and reverend jesse jackson react to today's circus. >> this is the beginning of a serious conversation. we won't be taking questions. >>> reporting for duty. >> and john kerry biographer douglas brinkley on the senator's big nomination. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. it's home for the holidays with no deal. house speaker john boehner only has himself to blame. boehner's plan b gimmick failed big time last night at this point a fiscal cliff deal with boehner's members would probably require divine intervention. >> how we get there, god only knows. but all i've done is -- eric and i and our team here are committed to working with our colleagues on both sides of the aisle, both sides of the capitol and the white house to address it. >> after a day with dealing with humiliation, boehner hit the gavel and sent his members hom
. and and people ask me, where are you from. i said, i am america. -- american. all of a sudden, among the people who were really suffering, i was welcome. this is anecdotal. it could be the only place that happened. i did not use this as an opportunity to beat up the u.n. -- despite its failings, it does important work. but it did show me that americans were respected. >> your efforts to call on the u.s. and a distraction for special envoy, have those calls been received -- u.s. for special envoy, have those calls been received? >> i have been given the impression that this is under reviewed. it is government-speak that i just learned. >> i will yield the remainder of my time to my colleague, miss sanchez. >> i want to talk to mr. carafano. i would like to relate to something that mr. affleck said. he said that we had done a good job with training in iraq and afghanistan. maybe i am the only one on this committee, but i would have to say that this is a disaster for us. in most cases, the work we have done. when we recruit and afghanistan i wouldyear-old,s come -- not hire them here, let alone so
and by the charles a. frueauff foundation. >> this week on "to the contrary" first, gun control in america following the newtown, connecticut massacre. then, a look back at 2012 and ahead to the new year. hello, i'm bonnie erbe. not feeling too well but still standing. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, more guns or fewer guns? gun control advocates hope to see a federal ban reinstated on assault weapons following the unspeakable massacre of 20 children and six adults last week in connecticut. but gun advocates are pitching new state laws that allow teachers to carry concealed weapons to school, and one state, virginia, is considering a bill to require teachers to carry weapons to work. president obama promised to make gun control a central issue for his next term. vice president joe biden is leading the administration effort to limit gun violence. early next month biden will deliver a set of specific legislative proposals for dollars tightening gun laws. so, conesswoman norton are guns in schools the answer? >> oh, bonnie. our c
, you know, there are not a lot of people killed in schools in america. every time someone is killed in a school in america it is a horrific tragedy, but in terms of what are our social problems, schools themselves as sites of violence are not the thing that we, is not really the problem in terms of what the data is saying. and i felt like it, in focusing on the schools, that was maybe missing the problem. tom? >> i think it is important to realize that self-defense does not begin at the moment of conflict. there's self-defense that the society enables through regulations, through laws that have passed, through norms it tries to establish. and one of the big things that is missing from this debate, we can go back and forth and have a conversation about whether armed security would stop anything from happening, didn't help in columbine, but the bigger question is, we as a society, what does this say when you want to put more guns in your place of education, in your place where you send your 5, 6, 7-year-old children? is that the message, the sort of society that we want to be? or do w
when i was combining the army and the navy medical forces between walter reed and bethesda. america's army is an amazingly heroic army. they have occupied valley forge , tokyo, berlin, danang and now it occupies bethesda, maryland, but we're working through that. how do we break those cultural barriers, how do we figure out supporting supporters, how do we do that before the next capacity goes on? so what have we done, what capabilities do we bring, where do we use them and how will they be playing a role here in the event of the most likely nightmare scenarios for this area? i grew up in the bay area, i have tremendous affection for it. i did train on the east coast but i grew up in santa clara and in napa, i used to come down and watch candlestick park, my dad would bring me down, i would watch the 49ers play and i have great pride in the amount of collaboration and cooperation you are showing to figure out what the next nightmare scenario might be and be ready for it. it's probably going to be either an earthquake, it may be a man-made catastrophe such as an heinous terrorist
-bys. freaky is still out there somewhere in america tonight. >>> and now to our picture, its' of our friend and colleague sam champion saying i do. sam champion and his partner rubem, were married last night in a small, private ceremony at sam's apartment here in manhattan. they were joined by sam's close friends from "good morning america," lara spencer, josh elliott and robin roberts who's still recovering from her bone marrow transplant. we want to hear from you. >>> and coming up here on the broadcast -- the uproar over the reversal of fortune on "wheel of fortune," how one woman solved the puzzle but still lost the prize. iflow testosterone,h you should know that axiron is here. the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acne in women ma
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